Monday November 30th, 2015 12:08PM

Lightning sparks two house fires in north Gwinnett

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
BUFORD - As early evening storms pounded portions of Gwinnett County Friday evening, firefighters scrambled to two house fires they believe were the result of lightning strikes.<br /> <br /> According to acting Gwinnett County Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Eberly, firefighters first responded to a house on Creekview Bluff Way, Northeast in Buford.<br /> <br /> He said the fire caused moderate damage to the attic area, with smoke and water damage to parts of the main living area. The call came just before 7:00 p.m. Eberly described the fire and weather conditions as intense while crews worked the fire.<br /> <br /> A second fire displaced three people in Hoschton, including a child.<br /> <br /> Eberly said that call came around 7:30 p.m. to a house on Kings Cross Way. He described damage there as significant to the attic and moderate in the living area.<br /> <br /> Gwinnett and Forsyth counties were under a flash flood warning all evening because of heavy rain from the storms.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 10 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 10 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 10 months ago )
Local/State News
Congress returns to unfinished business, Dec. 11 deadline to complete must-pass spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway spending and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like H...
11:49AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Georgia's Mark Richt not done coaching, will listen to anyone interested in giving him a job
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt remains interested in another coaching job and said Monday he will listen "to anybody who has interest in me" as he prepares for his final game as Georgia's coach.Georgia...
11:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
AAA: Thanksgiving gas prices hit seven-year lows
Last week, motorists enjoyed the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in seven years (2008)
By AccessWDUN staff
8:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
Georgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision
Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach Sunday, leaving stunned players with one final bowl game with the man who ranks second in wins in school history.
By The Associated Press
7:35AM ( 4 hours ago )
Cooperative weather, flights aid so-far smooth post-Thanksgiving travel efforts
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth trav...
1:43AM ( 10 hours ago )